Blackberry and Samsung for spyproof tablet

Blackberry announced at this year’s IFA in Berlin that it’s been working with Samsung to bring a spy-proof tablet for government agencies in Germany, to ensure its staff can work on the go without falling victim to espionage.

Based on the latest version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 the SecuTABLET is a highly secure tablet, integrated with government-grade MAM technology.

The SecuTABLET uses the Secusmart Security card responsible for securely encrypting the transfer of mobile data as well as encrypting all the information stored on the device.

Also integrated into the tablet is software that provides Certificate Management for managing all keys and certifications stored in the Secusmart Security Card and VPN for cryptographically secured data communication. Secusmart’s leading secure voice technology will be added later this year.

In conjunction with Samsung’s Knox security platform and BlackBerry’s MAM platform, the SecuTABLET enables users to access both business apps for working securely on the go and personal apps, all the while meeting the strict security requirements of German government agencies.

“With the SecuTABLET, for the first time, we are combining secure software and hardware from multiple manufacturers into a joint solution. Receiving approval from the BSI confirms our resolve to offer solutions that combine maximum security with ease of operation and that are always available on the very latest hardware,” said Dr. Christoph Erdmann, Managing Director of Secusmart.

Samsung has also made its Knox mobile security platform available on the SecuTABLET.

Knox is able to reliably separate sensitive information from personal data, meaning that users can easily and securely switch between using their device for business and personal purposes.

I don’t need a spy proof tablet, but who wouldn’t want a James Bond cyrptolocked auto vpn tablet to play #pokemongo on.

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